Garland is a city in Dallas county Texas, it is located just northeast of Dallas and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Named for US Attorney General Augustus Garland, the city was founded in 1874. The city is home to the Resistol Hat Company, manufacturers of quality men's hats since 1927. The city houses the Landmark Museum, which is housed within the old Sante Fe train depot. The museum holds historical artifacts from the time before the city was founded to present day. In 1927, a tornado destroyed much of the city and killed 17 people, to include then Mayor S.E. Nicholson. To honor him, the city built the Nicholson Memorial Public Library.
Situated just north-east of downtown Garland is the neighborhood of Oakridge. Oakridge boasts 3 beautiful parks and the Holford Recreation Center, which has space for parties and indoor sports. Oakridge is home to the Duck Creek Golf Course, an 18 hole course overlooking Duck Creek. Oakridge sits between Interstate 635 and the President George Bush Turnpike and is a 10 to 15-minute drive into downtown Garland. There are many choices for public and private schools close by in Oakridge.
Just north of downtown Garland is the neighborhood of Greens. Greens is considered one of the nicest neighborhoods in Garland. Greens boasts the highest per household income rate and highest property values in the area. Greens is very close to Breckenridge Park and Firewheel Golf Park. Many shops and restaurants are within close proximity along Layton Drive, like Mogio's Gourmet Pizza a popular spot with the locals, which won Best of 2016 by C&S Media. There are two large grocery stores close by in Greens, Kroger Supermarket and a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Greens lies just north of the President George Bush Turnpike.
Springpark lies north-east of Garland and boasts many cultural amenities. In Springpark can be found the Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts. The Center hosts musical performers from around the world as well as plays, operas and corporate events. Parks in the area are spacious and have playgrounds for kids, two that are close by are Crowley Park and Lookout Park. Also close by is Sherrill Park Golf Course, which was ranked #1 on the Texas Golf Report by The Dallas Morning News in 2012. Springpark lies just west of the President George Bush Turnpike and is about 15 minute drive to downtown Garland. The median home price in Springpark is about $270,000 which is significantly higher than the average home prices in Garland.